In partnership with the Mervyn H. Sterne Library, the English Department and the Office of Research and Economic Development, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is thrilled to announce successes in its efforts to promote scholarship and excellent teaching in the Humanities.
The CAS Dean’s office and the Office of Research and Economic Development have funded access to the Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century British Newspapers for the library. This database contains nearly one million pages of documents, including Parliamentary papers, papers from the British colonies, and London daily news. Faculty and students can search the full-text of all documents in the database. Highlights of the collection include news of George Washington’s election and reporting on the fall of the Bastille.
With the help of UAB’s English Department, the CAS Dean’s office and the Office of Research and Economic Development has also funded access to the database Early English Books Online. Again, this database is fully searchable. It is an amazing collection of virtually everything printed in England from the advent of the printing press through the 17th century. Although it is called Early English Books Online, it contains every type of text, including pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides.
Richard Engel, a correspondent for NBC's RockCenter with Brian Williams, recently visited UAB to talk with Gary Warner about his involvement with the "Operation: Trident BreACH" case. Students working in the UAB Computer Forensics Research Laboratory were involved in multiple aspects of the case. Malware Analysts in the lab studied the behavior of the Zeus virus, Spam Analysts identified email campaigns that distributed the malware, and students who had taken the "Investigating Online Crime" class used their Open Source Intelligence skills to help track down Money Mules who were used to smuggle the money from US banks back to Eastern Europe.
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At UAB we believe the humanities offer insight into everything. In these disciplines we learn to explore, to reason, to ask questions and to think creatively and critically. We are thrilled to announce that The College of Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development is promoting excellent teaching in the humanities.
Associate Dean Rebecca Bach has been working with UAB’s humanities departments to fund teaching enhancement projects that will strengthen the knowledge and understanding of significant topics, texts, and issues; enhance professional development; increase academic vitality; and create productive collaborations between teaching and research in the humanities.